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New airport opens at Wonsan DPRK North Korea

Air Koryo Tu-134 at new Wonsan Airport DPRK North Korea

Report and photos by Henry Tenby A brand new passenger airport and terminal building has opened for business at Wonsan, DPRK North Korea. It is believed construction on the new facility completed in the summer of 2015, and the first ever passengers to use the airport arrived from Pyongyang on September 24, 2015. A large […]

VINTAGE Airline Mouse Pads – now available

classic airline mouse pads

Attention airline fans: In cooperation with our partner Rick Aero, a brand new line of retro classic airline mouse pads is now available exclusively on the website. Beautifully designed, these bright and catchy mouse pads will make your desk the talk of the office. These retro airline mouse pads will feature defunct classic airlines […]

“No photos, cameras in bags” – DPRK North Korea Aviation Tour 2015 trip review

Air Koryo Tu-154 P-552 at Pyongyang after operating the roundtrip joyride to Sondok on September 23, 2015. Henry Tenby photo.

Having enjoyed a fabulous visit to the DPRK on the aviation tour of 2014, I decided to return to North Korea on the September, 2015 tour. As a customer who awaited this tour for many months, and allocated a very significant sum of money to attend , and had certain expectations that were based on […]

Clint Groves 1943 – 2015 Memorial

Clint Groves

It is with great sadness that I must convey that our friend Clint Groves passed away peacefully in his home in Lake Isabella on Tuesday morning, June 30, 2015. Born in Louisville KY, in 1943, Clint Graduated from Columbia Military Academy, Columbia, TN in 1961 and then attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, […]

Five engined Boeing 747

five engined Boeing 747

Back in the 1960s and 1970s aircraft manufacturers devised special engine pods so that passenger jetliners could easily transport a spare engine between locations, often during the course of a schedule flight. The first generation jetliners including the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 were factory engineered for this special engine carrying capability. Special hard points […]

EL AL wrote the book on airline security

EL AL wrote the book on airline security

In the late 1960s, Israel’s State airline EL AL endured several violent terrorist attacks on its aircraft at foreign airports in Europe, all instigated by Yasser Arafat’s PLO or the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Security had never been a second thought for the airline, ever since the company’s founding, which coincided with […]

Osaka Itami Airport spotting report

Osaka Itami Airport

On December 2, 2014, I had the great pleasure of spending a bright and sunny morning enjoying the Itami airport open air observation deck. This is truly one of the world’s best airport observation decks. But you can actually say this about many airports in Japan. For the visiting tourist, Osaka Itami airport is accessed […]

A Visit to the Shanghai Aviation Museum

Shanghai Aviation Museum

On November 27, 2014, I had the most pleasant experience of visiting the Shanghai Aviation Museum. The museum is easily accessed via the Shanghai Metro. Just take line 1 to Jinjiang Park Station and exit through the only exit and take the underpass to the right to the street. Crossing the busy street at street […]